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Staff Writer — Adweek
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I'm a reporter, editor, author, historian and lecturer. In my dreams I walk around in Gucci croc loafers.

Are Brands Finally Tiring of All Those Sexy Super Bowl Ads? — Sex's ability to sell brands is often seen as an article of faith in the ad business, and the Super Bowl is the biggest house of worship.

Brands Target Blizzard-Bored Consumers with Today-Only Sales — Even though the snowstorm that was supposed to have been the Blizzard of the Century turned out to be little more than an annoyance for many people in the Northeast, it's turned into an opportunity for a few quick-thinking brands.

How Riddell Saved Players’ Skulls, But Still Has Plenty of Headaches — In January 2010, President Obama paid a visit to the Riddell athletic goods factory in Elyria, Ohio. On the shop floor, the workers presented the chief exec with a gift-a custom-made football helmet finished in presidential blue, complete with the executive seal on the side. Obama took the huge helmet in his hands and smiled.

Will the University of Phoenix Regret Its Naming Rights Deal on Super Bowl Sunday? — When the expected 184 million viewers tune in to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, they'll see more than just the Seattle Seahawks face off against the New England Patriots-they'll see one of the newest, most technically advanced stadiums in the United States.

Some Fans Worry Target Collaboration Will Ruin Cachet of Lilly Pulitzer Clothing — Fashion mavens who were miffed over the announcement that Lilly Pulitzer would be selling a collection at Target made nearly as much news as the announcement itself. In case you missed it, on Jan.

Target's Exit From Canada Isn't a Failed Expansion. It's a Botched Invasion — The news that American big-box giant Target is throwing in the towel on its Canadian operations-shutting down 133 stores, laying off 17,000 employees, and writing down a $5.4 billion pretax loss for Q4-exploded across the Web today and, within hours, also became a succinct lesson in how not to operate a retail chain.

Study Shows That Restaurant Servers Sometimes Exact Revenge on Annoying Patrons — Chances are you've heard that awful old joke about the waiter slipping an illicit ingredient into the salad dressing of a customer who's pissed him off. No? Well, listen up anyway. A just-released study from Baylor University's Hamkamer School of Business is replete with statistical proof of why it pays to be nice to your server: If you aren't, there's a good chance he or she will exact revenge.

How Yesterday's Blue-Collar Brands Became Today's Coolest Clothes — Just a few years back, the L.C. King Manufacturing Co., founded in 1913 and the oldest family-owned cut-and-sew garment factory in the U.S., was nearly extinct. Inside the company's weathered brick factory in Bristol, Tenn., orders for workwear staples like overalls, chore coats and dungarees had slowed to a trickle.

Survey Shows Traditional Stores Still Trounce E-Commerce When It Comes to Returns — Now that all the holiday gift giving is over and done with, we've come upon the early-January echo effect that nobody really talks much about: 'Tis now the season for taking gifts back. What's more, a new survey suggests that returns and exchanges might be one area in which traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are mopping the floor with e-tailers.

The Myths and Mysteries of Apple's Apple — Earlier in December, conservative commentator Glenn Beck raised eyebrows when he managed to link Apple's famous logo to, among other things, Nazis, homosexuality and Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Jan 31, 2015

Washington Post sports blogger Dan Steinberg's 8 reasons the Super Bowl has become--sorry, America--awful:

Jan 27, 2015

So guys, what'd you do this summer? Oh, nothing much--just stood in 20-foot-tall grass next to this HUGE shoe.

Jan 27, 2015

Snowbound fellow citizens of the northeast: Bored? Stuck at home today? Your friends in retail prescribe shopping:

Jan 25, 2015

Vietnam vets demand Univ. of Phoenix take its name off Cardinals Stadium and spend the dough on… education. #SB49

Jan 06, 2015

The Imitation Game has resurrected rumors that Apple's apple is a secret nod to Alan Turing. Here's the real story:

Jan 05, 2015

@dannosowitz Robert Klara at Adweek. Saw your piece on Madewell. Fits into a story I'm doing. Write me? Robert dot Klara at addweek dot com.

Dec 30, 2014

@BrittRaeFras Do you still rep Tractor Supply? Working on story and trying to reach them. Write me back? Robert dot Klara at Adweek dot com.

Dec 15, 2014

eBay find of the day: This lovely lady with bedroom eyes.

Dec 09, 2014

Boeing wants you to know: Old airplane parts make great holiday gifts:

Dec 09, 2014

Chris Hughes issues typical meaningless flack statements to defend his orchestrated ruination of The New Rebublic:

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